RPT-Fitch: U.S. CMBS Delinquencies Below 5% for First Time Since 2009

Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:19am EDT

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June 16 (Reuters) - (The following statement was released by the rating agency)

Resolutions from a single 2007-vintage deal brought U.S. CMBS delinquencies down to a level not seen in over four years, according to the latest index results from Fitch Ratings.

CMBS delinquencies declined 16 basis points (bps) in May to 4.97% from 5.13% a month earlier. This marks the first time the rate has stood below 5% since December 2009. The decline was led by a handful of dispositions from the JPMCC 2007-LDP10 transaction, including two loans over $50 million.

The largest new delinquency was the $60 million Clark Tower loan (JPMCC 2007-CIBC20), which fell 60-days delinquent last month. By property type, industrial experienced the largest decline in delinquencies last month (24 bps). Current and previous delinquency rates are as follows:

--Industrial: 6.43% (from 6.67% in April);

--Multifamily: 5.92% (from 5.97%);

--Office: 5.22% (from 5.43%);

--Hotel: 5.12% (from 5.18%);

--Retail: 4.98% (from 5.11%).

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